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IT BA - Requires Insurance Industry Experience

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Resource Solutions - GSC

Dublin, Ireland
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time




Job title: Business Analyst



Location: Dublin



Day Rate: Negotiable



The Business Analyst will work with business and IT stakeholders, within an Agile team, to decide what is needed to best deliver a solution and facilitate all the work necessary to go from a requirement to a running, tested, feature that could be delivered to production. The Business Analyst will carry out analysis for projects in both Waterfall and Agile. Other duties will include running workshops with business stakeholders; gathering and validating requirements; writing requirements/users stories; working with developers and testers to ensure the requirements are met.





  • Assist, advise and work closely with the product owner to build and groom the product backlog and define an MVP (minimal viable product) to best deliver value to stakeholders


  • Coach the team during sprints by facilitating collaboration, generating examples, transferring knowledge, and clearing bottlenecks


  • Gathering, analysing and documenting solution requirements using Business Analysis techniques to capture both functional and technical requirements through user stories and use cases or traditional business requirements documentation


  • Using appropriate techniques and tools to capture 'as is' processes and working with the business and IT stakeholders to define and document 'to be' processes


  • Working effectively with developers and test teams to ensure requirements are interpreted correctly and facilitating the team to consensus on MVP, design decisions, and implementation decisions


  • Developing a strong understanding of the business area that the project is involved with and the appropriate stakeholders to contact


  • Facilitating requirements gathering workshops and managing follow-up activities


  • Be able to respond effectively in a dynamic project environment working to tight and sometimes challenging deadlines


  • Utilising efficient and effective processes and standards in order to continuously improve quality


  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders of all levels and with fellow project team members


  • Excellent attention to detail and document creation skills


  • Producing the appropriate level of documentation depending on the need of the project


  • Providing support during development and test execution


  • Asking strong questions to help the team see areas that may lead to problems




Person Specificaiton:





  • Assist, advise and work closely with the product owner to build and groom the product backlog and define an MVP (minimal viable product) to best deliver value to stakeholders


  • Coach the team during sprints by facilitating collaboration, generating examples, transferring knowledge, and clearing bottlenecks


  • Gathering, analysing and documenting solution requirements using Business Analysis techniques to capture both functional and technical requirements through user stories and use cases or traditional business requirements documentation


  • Using appropriate techniques and tools to capture 'as is' processes and working with the business and IT stakeholders to define and document 'to be' processes


  • Working effectively with developers and test teams to ensure requirements are interpreted correctly and facilitating the team to consensus on MVP, design decisions, and implementation decisions


  • Developing a strong understanding of the business area that the project is involved with and the appropriate stakeholders to contact


  • Facilitating requirements gathering workshops and managing follow-up activities


  • Be able to respond effectively in a dynamic project environment working to tight and sometimes challenging deadlines


  • Utilising efficient and effective processes and standards in order to continuously improve quality


  • Communicating effectively with stakeholders of all levels and with fellow project team members


  • Excellent attention to detail and document creation skills


  • Producing the appropriate level of documentation depending on the need of the project


  • Providing support during development and test execution


  • Asking strong questions to help the team see areas that may lead to problems


  • Managing change control related tasks, for example analysis of new defects or requests from the client and assessing whether they are in or out of scope of the agreed remit of the project


  • Operating in alignment with the companies PMO methodology and standards


  • On occasion there may be a need for this role to run small projects using the PMO methodology, with support from the PMO.




Essential Requirements:





  • Hands-on experience of the Software Development Lifecycle either within analysis, dev or test and previous experience of the responsibilities outlined above.


  • Insurance industry experience is essential


  • Experience working in both waterfall and agile environment is essential


  • Experience capturing and documenting requirements and user stories, business rules, process requirements, UML modelling and/or storyboards is essential


  • Excellent communication skills with client stakeholders of all levels


  • Experience using appropriate tools for business process modelling and requirements management/traceability.


  • Solution Fit/Gap analysis


  • You must possess a good quantitative/technology/computer science degree from a recognised 3rd level institute, or have equivalent experience


  • Proven track record (min 3 yrs.) in Business Analysis, across a variety of projects, that involved all the above accountabilities, knowledge and skills.


  • Must have prior experience of working within an Agile methodology




Desirable:





  • ISEB or IIBA certifications in business analysis - Certification


  • Minimum of 5 years exposure to an IT environment


  • Insurance experience








Reference: 889369148

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